Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tough Girl Tutus Review!

Long time no blog! Sorry for the ridiculously long delay again. I know, I know, bad blogger. Things have been more than a little crazy in my personal life, and I have been a lot of trouble with my asthma so there hasn't been much running going on to blog about. 

However, I do have a review of an absolutely fabulous product that is long overdue. A while ago I was approached by Alexia from Tough Girl Tutus and asked to review one of their tutus. Pretty much if you've ready anything on my blog you know how much I love running in tutus so I jumped at the chance to try one out. 

Tough Girl Tutus are tutus that are designed specifically for runners. They have no liner so that you can wear your favorite gear underneath and special toggles built in for your race bib. They also come in cute colors/designs. 

When I got my tutu I decided to put it to the ultimate test: Warrior Dash. I have tried many brands of tutus before while running and I usually run into some of the same issues:
  • They are flimsy - While I'm walking my arms brush the tutu and by the end of a race the tutus usually have random loose threads and tattered edges everywhere
  • They don't move well - Despite how cute they are while posing for pics, they tend to bunch up between my legs while running which is definitely not cute.
I had high hopes for the tutu because Alexia was so wonderful to work with and the tutu passed my expectations by far. Before the race I snapped some pictures. Let me preface these pics by saying that I was NOT in a posing mood. At last years Warrior Dash everyone was in costume, but this year almost no one was and I felt really awkward, especially because one of my guy friends (now bf!) was there and my sister and I had forced him into a costume too. 


As you can see the tutu was really cute. The toggles held the bib in place securely  and it was nice and full. After a few pics my sister and I decided to move the bib to my shirt, only because I was worried with all the mud and jumping it may be harder to see my bib number if it were down low and I wanted my fire leaping pics again! haha. I think it would've been fine on my tutu looking back, but oh well.  Here's a few more pre-race pics once I moved the bib.

Me and my sis 


Munchkin hamming it up

My sister, Kevin, and Me all ready to go. We made poor Kevin wear that ridiculous outfit all day!

As for the race, The tutu held up beautifully. It never felt tattered or worn and it moved like I had hoped. No scrunching and bunching up every 5 minutes. It was soooo much more comfortable than any other tutu I have worn. And even soaking wet and muddy It stil looked cute!

Tutu after the mud!
My costume held up really well and I'm so glad I was wearing a Tough Girl Tutu! Kevin's homemade costume that my sister and I put together did not fair so well. haha.

Sad Puppy

I forgot to mention the tutu even lasted through the wash and will live to see another race! If you guys are thinking about getting a tutu for a race, the Tough Girl Tutus are worth every penny! Please go check them out! 


NOTE: This review was made possible by Tough Girl Tutus. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample provided by Tough Girl Tutus. All opinions are 100% mine. 

8 comments:

  1. Sorry you've been breathing crappily. So excited to read a new post! Hope you feel better and can get back to running (and posting!) soon. You're such an inspiration to me. I have my fourth race coming up at the end of this month. Wish me luck!

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    1. Ah! So happy to hear you like reading my blog :) Good luck at your race! What distance?

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    2. Thanks! Doing 10K at the Tel Aviv Night Run. Excited! Been working on the running thing for two years now and I still can't do 10K straight without slowing to walk. 5K is the most I can do. And I wheeze when I run. Pretty much always. Asthma sucks. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm racing against myself and not against everyone else.

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    3. I know the feeling. It can be sooo frustrating at times! Just keep at it and remember to have fun!

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  2. So excited to see another post on here as well! I also have asthma and LOVE to run 5k races. I love your asthma tips! They have come in handy. This past summer, my asthma kept me in the hospital and away from running, so I understand! Best of luck!

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you've been in the hospital but hopefully you can get back out there soon. I totally understand how frustrating it can be to not be able to do what you love :/

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  3. I came across your blog a couple weeks ago. I've had asthma since childhood and struggled with daily asthma attacks until I was put on a controller medication. Even then, sports were challenging!

    After my son was born, I gained weight and felt like exercise was just too difficult. I'd have asthma attacks 2-5 minutes into exercise and felt horrible.

    After reading your blog, I took on some of your tips and decided to give it my best shot.

    Yesterday, I ran for 35 minutes STRAIGHT! That's the most I've run straight in my entire life, even while being in-shape! Thank you so much for posting your recommendations, as well as your challenges and introspection on running with asthma. It makes a huge difference!

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    1. Congrats! That is so amazing! Keep up all the hard work :)

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